Domaine de Fontsainte Corbières Rouge 2018
60% Carignan, 30% Grenache, 10% Syrah
Thick, enveloping, soft dark fruit is what this stunner from southern France is all about. There’s structure here – the French wouldn’t have it otherwise – but it’s there to support the complex yet perfectly integrated fruit. Stewed blueberries and dark cherries are the star, with cocoa and licorice notes in the background, and a beautiful violet aroma pulling it all together. Pair with yakitori, braised meats, and red fruit sauces, or drink by itself.